Crunchyroll announces new acquisitions and reveals new trailers at Anime Expo 2023!
Anime Expo is currently taking place in Los Angeles and yesterday, Crunchyroll unveiled some of their new acquisitions along with new trailers of upcoming anime during their Industry Panel! Crunchyroll has acquired some exciting new anime titles which include The Apothecary Diaries, The Faraway Paladin: The Lord of Rust Mountain, GOBLIN SLAYER Season 2, The Kingdoms of Ruin, I Was Reincarnated as the 7th Prince So I Can Take My Time Perfecting My Magical Ability, To Be Hero X, Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki 2nd Stage, and Black Butler.
During the panel, a new trailer with never-before-seen trailer was revealed for Solo Levelling from A-1 Pictures. The series releases next Winter.
Additionally, Crunchyroll unveiled the world premiere of a new trailer for A Returner’s Magic Should Be Special during the panel. The series launches October 2023.
Moreover, the upcoming My Hero Academia collaboration brings together TOHO animation, Crunchyroll, the NBA (National Basketball Association), NBALAB and HYPERFLY for a one-of-a-kind streetwear line! Exclusive items from this collaboration will debut at NBA Con in Las Vegas. The event will be held from July 7 to July 9. Crunchyroll unveiled a new preview of this new line of streetwear. The full range of merchandise will launch later this Fall.
Crunchyroll announced the following title acquisitions:
The Apothecary Diaries (OLM)
Maomao lived a peaceful life with her apothecary father. Until one day, she’s sold as a lowly servant to the emperor’s palace. But she wasn’t meant for a compliant life among royalty. So when imperial heirs fall ill, she decides to step in and find a cure! This catches the eye of Jinshi, a handsome palace official who promotes her. Now, she’s making a name for herself solving medical mysteries! Coming soon in 2023.
The Faraway Paladin: The Lord of Rust Mountain (OLM and Sunrise Beyond)
Two years had passed since he left the City of the Dead, and Will was seventeen by count. As a lord, he developed “Torch Port, a river port of light”, and gradually the people’s activities and smiles returned to “Beast Woods”. However, out-of-season flowers bloom profusely, and an abnormality is discovered in the forest. Will and his friends head into the depths of the forest to solve this problem, and receive an ominous prophecy from the king of the forest. “In the Iron Rust Mountains, the ‘Fire of Black Calamity’ will occur. The fire will spread, or it will burn everything in this land.” What is the calamity that sleeps in the ruined dwarven city of Tetsusabi Sanmyaku…!? It releases in October 2023.
GOBLIN SLAYER Season 2 (LIDENFILMS)
Season 1 Synopsis: “I’m not saving the world. I just kill goblins.” Rumour has it that, in a certain guild in the middle of nowhere, there is an extraordinary man who has climbed all the way to the Silver rank just by killing goblins. At the same guild, a priestess who’s just become a new adventurer has formed her first party… and the man who ends up rescuing that party when they get into trouble is none other than the Goblin Slayer. Coming in 2023 in some territories (United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Latin America, Russian Speaking Territories).
The Kingdoms of Ruin (Yokohama Animation Lab)
Witches once blessed the human race with wisdom and peace. But the Redia Empire’s “Gear Expansion” brought about a culture of science that far surpassed magic, and witches were viewed as enemies impeding the progress of civilization. Thus began the witch hunts. One human named Adonis, who was raised by a witch named Chloe, swears revenge against the human race that took his beloved mentor from him. What salvation can be found at the end of a bloodbath fueled by utter despair? It releases in October 2023.
I Was Reincarnated as the 7th Prince So I Can Take My Time Perfecting My Magical Ability (Tsumugi Akita Animation Lab)
Synopsis: The qualities valued most in the study of magic are bloodline, aptitude, and effort. There was one sorcerer who, despite his deep love for magic, was born a commoner and thus lacked the bloodline and aptitude for it. As he died an unnatural death, he wished he had studied magic more while he had the chance. Then, he was reincarnated as Lloyd, the seventh prince of the Kingdom of Saloum and one blessed with a strong magical bloodline. Reborn with all his memories intact, along with the perfect bloodline and immense talent, he was determined to enjoy his new life, using his extraordinary magical abilities to master the study of magic that was beyond his reach in his previous life! Coming April 2024.
To Be Hero X (BeDream)
In this world, people’s beliefs create heroes. The hero that gains the most belief is named Hero X. Coming soon.
Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki 2nd Stage (Project No.9)
With no written rules, the real world is hard for gamer Tomozaki Fumiya, but he’s about to get the experience he needs from a seasoned player. The 2nd stage launches in January 2024.
Black Butler (CloverWorks)
A new season of Black Butler returns in 2024. It will continue to further adapt the manga!
When Arajin Tomoshibi reunites with his former best friend, Matakara Asamine, he finds himself involved in a battle among some of the strongest guys around. And then the shadow of a giant genie suddenly looms over them… This new anime is a story of delinquents meets “Arabian Nights”! The crew includes director Hiroko Utsumi (Free!, Banana Fish andSK8! The Infinity), series composer Taku Kishimoto, character designer Takahiro Kagami. The series is coming in January 2024.
Moreover, the full catalogue from Sony Music is now available on Crunchyroll! Fans can now discover 100 full-length concerts and thousands of music videos from artists like LiSA, YOASOBI, Hikaru Utada, ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION, Hiroyuki Sawano, KANA-BOON and many more!
Finally, there were some more news announced at Anime Expo in the previous days during other panels. Those who attended the Bones panel yesterday were treated to new trailers for Metallic Rougr and KamiErabi God.app. Both will be coming soon to Crunchyroll. Metallic Rouge releases in January 2024.
KamiErabi God.app arrives this October on the streaming platform:
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